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seen anything like this before. here's abc's david wright with the latest. >> attention all units, speed into reference 1199 for lapd. >> reporter: over the past 24 hours, a deadly manhunt across this whole region. >> suspect vehicle still outstanding, it's a black nissan titan. >> reporter: police officers hunting one of their own, a rogue former officer now accused of hunting them. >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it is extremely worrisome and scary, especially to the police officers involved. >> reporter: it all started sunday with a grizzly double homicide, 28-year-old monica kwan and her fiance keith lawrence shot at close range as they sat in their car. a murder with no apparent motive. the couple had no known enemies. kwan was a popular college basketball coach. >> she was our team leader, and she was always there to help pick somebody else up. unselfish. and she's going to be so missed. >> reporter: only last night did irvine police say they put two and two together. >> today, we have identified christopher jo
tracking him. abc's david wright has the latest. >> reporter: new images of fugitive christopher dorner taken by surveillance cameras. the trouble is they were not taken today. this was two weeks ago in irvine, not far from where monica kwan and her fiance keith lawrence was murdered last sunday, the last photos taken of dorner before he disappeared. signs like these, armed and dangerous, are on every freeway here in southern california. police hoping that someone will spot him. but so far, no one has. the last tangible clue where dorner might be, the burnt out hulk of his truck near big bear lake, but no body inside, and footsteps leading away. how far away? that's the question. today about 100 law enforcement officers here in big bear searched in vain. >> there were reports of some tracks being found. they know vest ga investigated those. they found ski tracks. it's a popular area for people to go cross-country skiing. they determined that's what it was. those tracks are not related to dorner. >> reporter: blizzard-like conditions haven't helped matters. no eye in the sky, for one thi
swirling with rumors involving sex, money, and gay priests filling the italian media. abc's david wright has the latest. >> reporter: he's already said his last public mass at the basilica. he'll never appear in that window again. now the stage is set for one last public audience. then the sunsets on benedict xvi's papacy. 48 hours from no, benedict will no longer be pope. today we learned more details about his retirement. for instance, he'll be called pope emeritus, or in conversation, still your holiness. >> his holiness benedict xvi, pope emeritus. >> reporter: but no more swiss guards, nomore fisherman's either. >> simple white. very important point are the shoes. they will no longer be the red shoes that you've seen him wear. but he has chosen to keep brown shoes that were given to him on his recent trip to mexico. >> reporter: he also plans to live on the vatican grounds in a former nonery, no lo-- nunnery. no longer the holy father. for nearly a week now, the italian papers have run wild with a story of a sex and blackmail scandal about to explode. speculating that benedict reall
frbefore a scandal. abc's david wright is in vatican city for us tonight. >> reporter: tonight the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. saying it has to defend the freedom of cardinals. the official communique made the vatican press corps like people trying to rig an election. cardinals have faced many kinds of pressure to bend their decisions to a political end. >> today, there's an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: they have been railing for days about italian news reports claiming they know the contents of a classified report that the pope received. the real reason benedict resigned was because tit unveild a scandal. church officials steered the conversation away from the sexual abuse scandal. cardinal roger mahony testified under oath about that claim that he actively conceal it. he fled to mexico after mahony's top aide warned him that he would investigate. >> it's absolutely mind-boggling to me how this continues to go on and mahony should be jailed. >> reporter: voting in the conclave is a sacred duty, despite any worldly s
some new ones? here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: for as long as there's been a super bowl. ♪ the madison avenue approach has been -- sex sells. >> bud. >> wise. >> er. >> reporter: but funny sells even better. >> the corolla's cabin is so quiet, we've locked our friend inside with ferocious sleeping badgers. >> reporter: sometimes it's extreme humor. >> if awakened, they'll gnaw his face off. >> reporter: like this toyota ad from super bowl xlii. ♪ this year, taco bell has an ad aimed at aging baby boomers. ♪ rebelled all the way back to the nursing home. >> dad? where do babies come from? >> ah -- oh. >> reporter: this year, one of the funniest ads features a dad's fantastic response to an innocent question. >> and that, son, is where babies come from. >> but jake said babies are made when mommies and daddies -- >> play "wheels on the bus!" >> reporter: it's enough to make any parent smile. but are you more likely to buy the mini van? maybe not, according to a new harvard business school study. that tracks people's real-time reactions to ads. >> too much entertainme
have two reports starting with abc's david wright. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane, from southern california. there's no such thing as the endless summer here in big bear. a small army of police officers deployed to this mountain resort, searching for christopher dorner. but no luck so far. the weather hasn't exactly helped. there's been no new sightings in more than 24 hours. on every highway, signs like this, armed and dangerous. today in la palma, authorities searched the home dorner shares with his mother and sister. here in big bear, the blizzard has made aerial searches impossible. on the ground, not much better. police took snowcats up the mountain to search remote cabins. >> we'll continue to search until we discover he left or we find him. >> reporter: greg and christine are spending their anniversary here. >> it's a little scary. we're looking in cars. >> i've done things that i've never done before. i go into the restaurant, i'm looking where's the back door? >> reporter: the last real clue of dorner's whereabouts, the smouldering wreck of his truck, found more
behaved inappropriately. and now come questions about an american cardinal. abc's david wright at the vatican again tonight. >> reporter: today, britain's cardinal keith o'brien said he will not attend the conclave, because his presence would be a distraction. this weekend, a british newspaper reported that four scottish priests claim o'brien made unwanted sexual advances on them in the 1980s, allegations o'brien denies. it's the latest of several scandals to threaten the dignity of this ancient process. other voting cardinals are known to have covered up for pedophile prooelss. l.a.'s roger mahony for one. president obama's outgoing ambassador to the holy see today suggested mahony consider bowing out. >> he has to decide for himself in terms of what is in the best interest of the church. >> reporter: and then, there's the italian papers full of reports of a dossier prepared "for the pope's eyes only," supposedly detailing a sex and blackmail scandal in the vatican. this is beginning to sound like a dan brown novel. >> well, the catholic church doesn't do dull. >> reporter: tu
. they say he is heavily armed, highly trained and bent on revenge. abc's david wright is in big bear lake. >> suspect vehicle still outstanding. it's a black nissan titan. >> reporter: police officers hunting one of their own. a rogue former officer, now accused of hunting them. >> of course, he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it's extremely worrisome and scary. >> reporter: it all started sunday with a grisly double-homicide. 28-year-old monica quan and her fiance, keith lawrence, shot in their car. a murder with no apparent motive. >> we've identified christopher jordan dorner as a suspect in this double-homicide. >> reporter: 33-year-old christopher dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserves, honorably discharged just last friday. fired four years ago by the lapd. police claim he bore a grudge against a retired lapd police captain, randy quan, monica's father, as well as other lapd officers. >> of particular interest at this point in the investigation, is a multipage manifesto. >> reporter: in a rambling manifesto posted online, dorn
. and the call for a new pope who represents a changing world. abc's david wright is at the vatican for us tonight. >> reporter: at the end of the month, he'll have to move out of the apostolic palace, the pope's official residence since the 17th century. every previous occupant has stayed until he died. pope benedict will be the first to walk out the door. he won't have to walk far. today, the vatican revealed his retirement home is just behind st. peter's. a former nunnery with its own chapel and library. today, the vatican spokesman also disclosed new details about the pope's deteriorating health, revealing he has a pacemaker and he recently underwent surgery to replace the batteries. >> nothing sudden. but over the past few years, he certainly slowed down a bit. >> reporter: already, the focus is on choosing his successor. a process that's not at all like voting for president. >> you try to read god's mind. you say, lord, who do you want as pope? >> reporter: a black pope or an asian pope would make history. one possible candidate? cardinal peter turkson of ghana. >> the new pope has t
's david wright tells us. >> reporter: cardinal sean o'malley is a prince of the church who lives like a pauper. even his clothes set him apart from the other men in red. "cardinal sean," as he likes to be called, never your eminence, wears the simple brown robes of a monk, tied with a rope. plus sandals, even during winter in boston. >> he's a holy man. a man of simplicity. and wouldn't that be a lovely thing to have in a pope? >> reporter: the boston archdiocese he inherited was badly tainted by the church sexual abuse scandal. o'malley sold off the cardinal's residence to pay the victims and moved into a single room near the cathedral. he put the victims first. the church has not always been so responsive. >> any new pope is going to have to look at that issue and speak to it. >> reporter: here in rome, there's long been an unwritten rule -- no pope from a superpower. but vatican watchers say times have changed. >> i think people realize that, you know, a cardinal from the united states is not necessarily going to represent u.s. political interest. so, i think there's more openness
's david wright is in vatican city for us tonight. >> reporter: good evening. tonight, the vatican used the strongest possible language to condemn the news coverage. saying it needs to defend the freedom of the college of cardinals to elect the next pope. the official communique from the holy see made the vatican press corps sound like people trying to rig a papal election. through the centuries, officials s say that the cardinals have faced many kinds of pressure to bend their decisions to a political end. >> today, there's an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: they have been railing for days about italian news reports claiming they know the contents of a classified internal investigation that the pope received in december. the italian reports without atr atribution, they say the real reason that benedict resigned was because the three investigating cardinals uncovered far more salacious comments. church officials steered the conversation away from the sexual abuse scandal. today in los angeles, cardinal roger mahony testified under oath about allegations that he a
that door, a pope chosen in the mysterious ritual known as the conclave. abc's david wright tells us about the ancient vote to come. >> reporter: before the cardinals file into the sistine chapel and lock the doors behind them, technicians will have pulled up the floorboards to install cell phone jamming devices. violating the secrecy is punishable by excommunication. >> it's a way of ensuring that the voice that's speaking to the cardinals during the conclave belongs to the holy spirit and to no one else. >> reporter: no one knows how long it will take. the shortest conclave lasted just a few hours. the longest? nearly three years. in fact, that's why they started locking the doors. in the middle ages, during the plague years, a conclave meeting in the town of viterbo took so long, frustrated villagers eventually locked the cardinals in to hurry them up. it didn't work, so they tried to starve them out. that didn't work. so, they exposed them to the elements, tearing the roof off the building to let the holy spirit in. not going to happen in the sistine chapel, where the ceiling is michel
'm david wright for "nightline" in new york. >> wow. our thanks to mr. wright. it's time now for closing argument. as david pointed out, beyonce made good on her promise to sing live. her performance earned her an avalanche of praise. do you think it made up for the lip syncing? tell us what you think. we'll be standing by. thanks for watching abc news. check in for "good morning
with the pope's spokesman making extraordinary accusations against the media. abc's david wright is in rome. >> reporter: this was the last time that we'll see him in the window for the pope's weekly appointment with the faithful. this time, next week, the papal department will be sealed for his successor. the election, at least the campaign, well under way. it's an election like no other, an absolute monarch, elected by princes who are appointed, the men in red, one of whom will end up wearing white. palace intrigue. >> cardinals have to face many forms of pressure. >> reporter: now the vatican said that the media is trying to meddle. >> today there is an attempt to do this through public opinion. >> reporter: salacious charges floating in the italian press, but the pope really resigned because of a huge sex and blackmail scandal about to explode. cardinal timothy dolan said it appears to be a smear campaign. >> all of the speculation about the why of the pope's resignation, let us take him at his word. >> our thanks to david wright reporting in from rome. >>> the other headlines developin
, it will be to say his final goodbyes. abc's david wright reports from rome. >> reporter: at least 50,000 roman catholics came to say goodbye. but the pope kept it business as usual. even though he'll appear in that window just one more time before he makes way for someone else. >> the crowd was here for benedict today. it mattered probably more to them than him. >> reporter: behind the scenes, the focus also already turned to choosing his successor. a process that's always followed strict rules. perhaps the cardinals won't wait the usual 15 days to start the election. but from so quarters strong objection. only the pope can change pope law. for him to do so now might look like he's meddling. his retirement has already shaken the process up. "saturday night live" parodied that idea with a retirement ad. one more change this time around, twitter. nine cardinals do it, but they won't be allowed to once inside the conclave because the vatican doesn't want a tweet to upstage the white smoke. david wright, abc news, the vatican. >> talk about two -- the juxtapositions of two different eras. >> talki
and tonight, a city is on the edge. abc's david wright is there. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. tonight, police officers across this whole region feel they are under attack. police headquarters here on lockdown. every entrance, every exit, heavily guarded. the entire police force in america's second largest city, essentially held hostage to one man who is allegedly bent on revenge. tonight, by air, land and sea, an all-out manhunt. the suspect, one of their own. 33-year-old christopher dorner. a former lapd officer, now an alleged cop killer. police say he isn't just targeting cops, but their families, too. >> this has gone far enough. you know, nobody else needs to die. >> reporter: the killing spree started sunday in orange county, with the baffling double murder of a popular college basketball coach and her fiance. monica quan and keith laurence, shot in cold blood as they sat in their car. only last night did authorities put two and two together. quan is the daughter of retired lapd captain randy quan, who was instrumental in getting christopher dorner fired. in a ra
begin the process of selecting pope benedict's successor earlier than expected. abc's david wright joins us from rome now where pope benedict is celebrating his second to last sunday as head of the roman catholic church. david? >> reporter: good morning, ron. the pope just finished his weekly angelus, and only one more time will he appear in that window, so a huge crowd gathered here at st. peter's today, but already behind the scenes, the focus has turned to choosing his successor. the vatican spokesman yesterday floating a trial balloon suggesting that the conclave to choose a new pope could take place before march 15th. some say that's just common sense because there's no funeral this time, no period of mourning, and all the cardinals will presumably be in town to say good-bye to pope benedict, but in other quarters of the church, that trial balloon is being shot down faster than an old-school nun might wrap you on the knuckles. an influential american saying that this process takes place according to strict church law, and only the pope can change that law. if this pope were to chang
the new pope. david wright reporting from the vatican. david? >> reporter: good evening, david. it's late, but the lights are on tonight in the pope's apartment. just look up there. they seem to be the only ones on. perhaps he's packing up. earlier today as he addressed the faithful, he didn't even acknowledge his imminent departure, but the crowd sure did. at least 50,000 roman catholics came to say goodbye. but pope benedict kept it strictly business as usual. even though he will appear in that window just one more time, before he makes way for someone else. >> the crowd was here for benedict today and it matters probably more to them than to him. >> reporter: even before this pope has fully said his goodbyes, behind the scenes the focus has already turned to choosing his successor. a process that has always followed strict rules and is full of intrigue. this weekend the vatican floated a trial balloon, perhaps the cardinals won't wait the usual 15 days to start the election. but from some quarters, strong objections. that only the pope can change church law. and for benedict to do so n
of the presenters. alan was a waiter. no. [laughter] no, alan was a writer. >> i helped larry david wright his speech. >> when we were far away from larry david, he says he wrote his speech. anyway, we like each other. we became friends and saw each other off and on over the next few years at conferences and stuff like that. alan kept saying -- >> we should do something together. >> i did not know what he meant. [laughter] he was very vague. he is kind of in the film-tv world, and people always say they want to do something. i said, ok, let's do something together. but i do not think we would. then he had this idea. >> his daughter played soccer. she was 11 years old. i had three children, all of whom spate -- played sports, little league, whatever. but he was 1,600 miles away from me. i was in new jersey. he was in florida. i can give you his home number later if you wish. [laughter] i said, listen, why don't we make it work for us? we came up with a situation where there is a championship game, girls 12 and under. the revf calls a 10-year-old girl of side when she gets what would be the winn
. david wright is there. >> surveillance cameras captured images of christopher dorner but the trouble is they were taken two weeks ago not far from where monica kwan and her fiance why murdered. the last pictures he was taken of dorner before he disappeared. signs like these armed and dangerous are on every freeway but so far no one has spotted him. near blizzard rd conditions near big bear lake haven't helped. no eye in the sky and the helicopters can't fly. on the ground not much better. >> we're going to continue to search until we discover he left the mountain or we find him. >> authorities are systematically searching every address he has had. >> they gave a search warrant he shared with his mother and sister. >> this is residence belonging to his mother and we are searching any evidence to where he might be and connection to the crime. >> big bear is a popular weekend ski resort. snowboarders are back. fresh powder. >> i'm not too scared about it. but it's in the back of my mind. >> i told everybody i'm going to big bear and they said -- oh, my gosh there is a killer on the loos
amid controversy as abc's david wright reports from rome. >> reporter: he's already said his last public mass at the basilica. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: he'll never appear in that window again. now the stage is set for one last public audience. then the sun sets on benedict xvi's papacy. we learned more details about his retirement. for example, he'll be called pope emeritus. >> so his holiness 16th, or supreme pontiff. >> reporter: but no more swiss guards. no more fisherman's ring either. but he'll still get to wear white. >> a simple white casic. a very important point are the shoes. they will no longer be the red shoes, but he's chosen to keep brown shoes given to him on his recent trip to mexico. >> reporter: he also plans to live on the vatican grounds in a former nunnery. already the campaign to choose his successor is as ugly as a south carolina primary. for nearly a week now, the italian papers have run wild with a story of a sex and blackmail scandal about to explode, speculating the benedict really resigned because of a dossier he was given detailing th
are dwindling, but crowds are growing, and so are the whispers and rumors about why he's leaving. abc's david wright reports from the vatican city again tonight. >> the crowd today was twice the size of last week's sunday blessing. a hundred thousand people come to say goodbye. benedict said his goodbyes by way of a gospel verse. luke 9:28. at this point in my life, the lord is calling me to climb the mountain, saying he'll still serve the church, but in a way better suited to his age and strength. this time next week, the campaign to choose benedict's successor will be well under way. but it's already clear it will be anything but politics as usual. >> this week, the vatican struggled to refute unattributed reports in the italian paper that a church sex and blackmail scandal is about to explode. today more voting cardinals were being pressured to bow out because they've been tainted by the sexual abuse scandal. among them, roger mahoney of los angeles and shaun brady of ireland, both of whom covered up for pedophile priests. today new allegations. four priests in scotland told a british news
's david wright is there. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan, from snowy southern california. bad weather here has made it tough on the search efforts. authorities had to call their troops off the mountain last night. but they are out there in force, first thing this morning. so far, the only fresh glimpse of the fugitive were new pictures taken two weeks ago. surveillance cameras captured these images of christopher dorner. the trouble is, they were taken two weeks ago in orange county. not far from where monica quan and her fiance, keith lawrence, were murdered last sunday. the last photos taken of dorner, before he disappeared. signs like these, armed and dangerous, are on every freeway here. but so far, no one has spotted him. near-blizzard conditions here in big bear lake haven't helped. no eye in the sky for one thing. in this weather, the helicopters can't fly. on the ground, not much better. >> we're going to continue searching until we discover that he left the mountain or we find him. one of the two. >> reporter: big bear is a popular weekend ski resort.
controversy. david wright has the latest from rome. sflr good morning, george. some breaking news to report this morning. today, the pope accepting the resignation of keith o'brien, britain's senior cardinal. o'brien will not be traveling to rome to participate in the conclave, not wanting to become a distraction. the latest and strongest example of how the papal election campaign is getting ugly. today, pope benedict is expected to issue new rules about the timing and proceedings of the conclave. he can do it by decree. the pope is an absolute monarch. the vatican is accusing the press corps of being the modern day equivalent of the borgias. these day, the italian papers read like dan brown novel. as doier prepared for the pope's eyes only. detailing a sex and blackmail scandal involving the curia. there's some truth to it. last year, the pope formed an investigative commission. these three men, referred to as in the italian press, the 007 cardinals. the pope's butler stole classified documents. from the papal apartments. they gave the pope a report. only he and they know what's in it. >>
an orchestra, to create harmony out of their differences. abc's david wright is here with us. and, david, the pope made clear that once he steps down, there will be only one pope. >> an important point to make. at the end of this day, for the first time since the middle ages, we will have a pope and an ex-pope. previous popes may well have said their good-byes to the cardinals. but if they did so, it was on their deathbeds. benedict is very much alive. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: today began with the cardinals saying good-bye. exchanging a brief, private moment, one by one, by order of seniority. the venue, the clementine hall at the apostolic palace. the same, ornate room where dead popes lie in state. most recently, pope john paul. before the body is moved across st. peter's square to the basilica. unlike all of the past popes whose reign ended in this room, benedict is the first to leave office still breathing. like a king, attending his own funeral. today, the dean of the college of cardinals thanked him for his service. benedict stood up and embraced him. the pope was
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